There was no coming back for Ayr, try as they might. A few minutes remained on the clock but they got pinned in their own half. A final knock-on brought the final whistle and Melrose celebrated reaching another cup final. But before then, they will return to Millbrae next week for the BT Premiership semi-final and what will surely be another closely contested match.
Final score: Ayr 13 Melrose 20.
- Elena Hogarth.
Photos by George McMillan.